Moore Brothers turned me down - didn't want to do repair work.
Al Fresco Composites were happy to help - should have it back Thursday.
Some nice projects going on in both shops.
Oh. With a proper puller (below), I managed to get the hub off in an hour. A bit smarter than spending two days with...
I hope to get some help finding a skilled composite person in Rhode Island.
BLUR is now at NEB, Portsmouth, Rhode Island. I'm going there next week.
My transport guy managed to pull the Carbonautica wheel from its hub :oops: , and I need help gluing in my new hub (I also got the proper glue...
Somewhat of a crisis here.
The boat and the newly renovated trailer are at Cracker Boy in West Palm Beach, FL, and I looking for an alternate solution to getting it to NEB, Newport, RI. Ideally, someone who knows the J/111, can load the boat, winterize the engine and do the transport (including...
No one said that. But relative to rating I would still pick the 111 for random inshore racing in light wind areas. There's a good reason why the 125 is more pupular on the US west coast than in the Med.
Guess that depends on what you want to do.
Transpac or downwind races on the west coast = J/125.
Mixed racing in light wind areas + weekend cruising = J/111.
J/125 is the sweeter boat. J/111 probably a better choice for most of us?
Doublehanded and solo racing are completely different challenges with very different rewards. I love shorthanded sailing, but few things are harder (or more rewarding) than building a well-performing team that can deliver results in some of the world's toughest events.
Looking at the best...
We haven't done spinnaker areas in isolation but typically together with other factors. And rating is only important relative to the actual race course and typical conditions.
IRC: slight penalty and our experiences are that OD is pretty close to the sweet spot. But we've done well with the...
Not true. With 600 nm in zero to 40 knots of wind I can assure you that we get 100% out of every person onboard. In that photo, at least 6 people are focused on trim, tactics, and prepping for sail changes. That doesn't mean sitting to leeward or legs in.
It doesn't matter if you get a JPK...
Agree on the morphing part.
We try to get "on" to focus purely on speed: driving, trimming, communicating about performance, and modes, and in general, pushing for change.
"Standby" can relax a bit on pushing the boat but needs to sort everything else out; navigation (unless there's a...
Actually, we find that this is pretty much optimal for pushing hard offshore for a 500-600 nm race with the chance for some upwind, beam reach in 20+ knots.
3 people on, 3 on standby, and 3 off watch down below in bunks. With 6 on deck, you're able to perform almost all maneuvers and rotate...
Do you know if there's a tuning guide for this or do people do it by feel?
We got an Open 7.50 to play with, and the twin rudders are one of the things we need to understand (as well as the spreaderless rotating wing mast and articulating sprit😀)